About the Commission

The BVI Financial Services Commission is the Territory's single financial services Regulator. We are the agency responsible for authorising and licensing companies or persons to conduct financial services business and for monitoring the perimeter of regulated financial services activity to safeguard the public against any illegal and or unauthorised financial services business operating in or from within the BVI. Through the Registry of Corporate Affairs, the Commission is also responsible for the registration of all companies formed in the Territory and for the formation of Limited Partnerships and registration of Trade Marks and Patents.

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Compliance Period Extended under Schedule in Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2008 – Guidance Notes

The 2015 amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (AMLR) and Anti-Money Laundering Terrorist Financing Code of Practice (AMLTFCOP) took effect on 1st January, 2016. This means that all relevant persons should as of 1st January, 2016 take necessary steps to ensure full compliance with the new rules established in both enactments. Compliance operates at two levels.

Procedural Guidance for filing particulars of Directors
Section 118B (11) of the BVI Business Companies Act (as amended) provides that particulars of directors referred to in section 118A shall be in such form as the Registrar may determine.  These guidance notes provide additional information on the format required by the Registrar for the filing of particulars of directors of BVI business companies.
Industry Circular No. 1 of 2016-Commencement dates for BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015
Effective Dates for commencement of BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015

Contact Information

British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission

Pasea Estate
P.O. Box 418
Road Town, Tortola, VG 1110
British Virgin Islands

Tel: 284-494-1324 or 284-494-4190 GMT – 4:00
Fax: 284-494-5016
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
commissioner@bvifsc.vg